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Spotify boss: “We haven’t really started yet”

Spotify co-founder Daniel Ek has been talking frankly about his company's business model and future plans. Is it on target with its revenue forecasts?
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Music sites launch Michael Jackson tributes

You’ve probably already heard that Michael Jackson has died: it’s going to be all over both mainstream and social media for some time yet. Music sites and stores have been quick to post their tributes to the star,...
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Report claims Spotify making 14p per user from ads

The Register claims to have dug up some worrying figures on how much money Spotify is making in the UK from advertising.
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Spotify launches “CD-quality” streaming for premium subscribers

Spotify's quest to get more users to upgrade to its paid-for premium service continues, with the announcement that it's upping the streaming quality of the premium version.
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MySpace Music set for UK launch in September

The Telegraph is reporting that MySpace Music will go international this September with its UK launch, according to its ad agency sources.
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Spotify: Ted Cohen loves it, dance gurus don’t

Music industry luminary Ted Cohen is a big fan of Spotify, judging by this post on the MidemNet blog. “I can’t wait until Spotify is available in the U.S,” he writes. “Until then, we are a 3rd world...
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We7 to launch iPhone app by Christmas

UK streaming music service We7 is developing its own iPhone application, and hopes to have it available on the App Store by the end of this year, CEO Steve Purdham has told Music Ally.
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Spotify offering free MP3 downloads to Premium sign-ups

Spotify is kicking off a new campaign to persuade users of its free version to upgrade to a premium subscription, with the campaign involving giving away free MP3 downloads by The Third Degree and Empire Of The Sun.
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Opinion: Do pre-release album streams encourage cherry-picking?

I've abandoned Spotify and iTunes this morning in favour of MySpace, listening to pre-release streams of the new albums by Kasabian and Little Boots.A few plays later, and I've got a pretty good idea which tracks...
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Hulu considering introducing ad-free premium version

Forget ''free'' - all the buzz is around ''freemium'' this year. By which we mean services that entice users with an ad-supported free version, before trying to upsell them to a paid premium one.
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Placebo reveal private pre-release album playback

While many artists and labels are striking pre-release streaming deals with services like MySpace Music, Spotify and We7, Placebo have gone a different route for their new album.
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Jamie Cullum gives a big (jazz) hand for Spotify

There's an intriguing and slightly baffling guest post by Jamie Cullum on the Spotify blog, in which he gives his endorsement of the streaming music service.